The college of music of the Seoul National University had established an employment contract practice with part-time lecturers guaranteeing five years before it changed the practice just for one year fixed-term contract from 2015.
113 part-time lecturers in the college of music who had made fixed-term contracts for five years were retrenched in December 2014 due to the changed employment contract of one-year term for part-time lecturers.
Six retrenched part-time lecturers filed a complaint to the labor relations commission for unfair dismissal. The National Labor Relations Commission made a conciliation for two or three years of employment contract subject to the outcome of the law revision and it was finally accepted by both parties concerned.
reported by Lee Eun-young
translated by Kim Sung-jin